Archive for 'Animal Life'

House Pets May Provide Health Benefits for Infants

House Pets May Provide Health Benefits for Infants

Dogs have often been touted as a man’s best friend. However, it may be more accurate to say that it is an infant’s best friend. A new study done in Finland suggests that infants who grow [...]

Shark Attack in Monterey

Shark Attack in Monterey

A surfer was bitten in the neck last weekend by a shark at a beach near Monterey, California. 27-year-old Eric Tarantino was surfing for only 10 minutes at Marina State Beach before he was attacked on [...]

Deadly Diseases go to Hollywood

Deadly Diseases go to Hollywood

An article in the LA Times indicates that microscopic viruses are the biggest bad guys in Hollywood, multiplying with abandon in films such as “Contagion” and “Rise of the Planet of the Apes“, as well as [...]

Snake is Bite Victim in California Attack

A snake bite victim in a north Sacramento, California neighborhood left the victim in serious condition, however, the injured party might not be who you think it is. Police say that the python underwent emergency surgery [...]

Spider and Penis Fossils

The spiderlike creatures generally called daddy longlegs looked just as creepy 305 million years ago as they look today, according to a brand new computer model which shows the bugs settled into their modern forms early. [...]

PETA porn?

Throughout their history PETA campaigns have included all things from models posing naked for its anti-fur campaign to scantily clad women having sex with vegetables in support of veganism. Today, PETA has pulled out all the [...]

Indian Elephants Electrocuted

Indian Elephants Electrocuted

Three elephants were tragically electrocuted at a wildlife sanctuary in northern India, after they uprooted a utility pole and became entangled in its wires. The wild elephant population of India is estimated at about 26,000. The [...]

The Problem with British Jelly Fish

A foray of jellyfish into a cooling water pond at a Scottish nuclear power plant kept its nuclear reactors offline last Wednesday, a phenomenon that could become more common in the future. Two reactors at EDF [...]

Chinese Pandas

China is about to engage in a once-every-ten-year count of giant pandas living in the wild. The official China Daily reported that upwards of sixty trackers are being trained at Wanglang National Reserve in the southwestern [...]

What’s With All This Algae: Dead Zone in the Gulf

Scientists are predicting that this year’s “dead zone” of low-oxygen water in the northern Gulf of Mexico will be the largest to date. Every year when the nutrient-rich freshwater of the Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers pour [...]